Roffy, on May 26 2007, 10:07 PM, said:
Hi alisonjc, bad luck re the ankle. A few things, firstly, Mark Blackney in my opinon is excellent. I had some ankle surgery from him about 2 years ago, nice guy, very professional etc. I am also an osteopath and anyone I think needs a specialist ankle consult I send to Mark Blackney as well.
thanks for your input Roffey! I'm trying to be bothe calm and informed about the situation - these are not always compatible
the trouble with Mark Blackney is he isn't taking any new appointments until February! And when his receptionist asked could I wait that long I said no! I am seeing a bloke at LaTrobe meical centre, Jim K? (can't recall at the mo)
Have you had an MRI to assess real damage? Also I hope they compared your good ankle to the injured one as there can be a huge variance between people in range of motion and end feel, i.e. your good ankle may not have a very discernable end point either. Did you hear a snap or pop at the time of injury? If not maybe the strain isnt that bad. How old is the injury? These things normally rehab quite well, and for a runner just strappping it could get you on the road quite quickly provided you stay on level training paths and can run pain free.
so far I haven't had any scans - my physio has just suggested I see a surgeon as after 8 weeks there's been no improvement in stability, and it's still quite sore after exercise, even with strapping. The other ankle is quite floppy (as are my wrists LOL) but there is a a clear and stable endpoint to its range of motion. I didn't notice any snap on my ankle but that's becuase I fell very heavily onto my other knee and I was more worried about that at the time
My experience is to save ankle surgery until absolutely necessary, I am not anti-surgery its just that ankles are very reactive to being "fiddled" with, and the recovery is quite slow following surgery. Hope there is some useful information in that lot somewhere.
I agree with you and so does my physio - I was horrified when he made the suggestion but I have a lot of confidence in him so will see the surgeon and hope he is also cautious.
thanks for your help!
Edited by alisonjc, 28 May 2007 - 06:55 AM.